Mexican Menchaca will be competing in the GP3 Series with a Campos Racing-run Dallara GP3/16
Campos Racing is proud to announce a new addition to the GP3 Series driver line-up for 2018 as Diego Menchaca will race under the banner of the Alzira-based team. Menchaca (20 October 1994, Mexico City) will make his debut in the Formula 1 support package to further strengthen his established career.
Menchaca’s racing career began in his native country before moving to Europe. After two seasons in England contesting the Formula Renault and the BRDC Formula 4 series, he graduated to the Euroformula F3 Open with Campos Racing. Menchaca came home with five podiums during this period in Formula 3. Finally, the new Campos Racing signing took part in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 also securing podium results in the championship.
Diego Menchaca: “I’m very happy to be back with Campos Racing, in such a competitive environment as GP3 is. My relationship with the team has been built over the past four years, so basically they’re my family.”
“We evaluated many different scenarios for the 2018 season which included Japan and also the USA, but in the end together with Escuderia Telmex and my backers we decided that what Adrián offered was the best program available for me this year. I know the team went through a couple of difficult seasons, but after being at the workshop over the past week it’s very clear to me that the potential for good results is there, I can’t wait for testing to begin.”
“I’d like to thank my backers; Unifin, Escuderia Telmex, Interproteccion, Betroom & TMA for their continuous support. And of course to Adrian Campos and his organisation for the opportunity they’re giving me.”
Adrián Campos: “We are proud to announce that Diego is making his comeback to our racing family at Campos Racing. For sure, he is making a step forward in his racing career and both parties have high expectations for the season ahead. Diego perfectly knows how Campos Racing works and we now have a strong trio of drivers to fight for ambitious goals in the 2018 GP3 Series. For our part, Diego will have our professionalism and commitment to meet his targets and achieve brilliant results together.”
Diego Menchaca will carry out their first testing of the year with Leonardo Pulcini and Simo Laaksonen at Paul Ricard on February 21-22.